Thank You for Making Our Wedding Day So Special…

On the 4th July 2015, myself and Natalie ‘tied the knot’. This of course was months and even years in the making, even with a lot of help from family and friends. I wished, along with my wife, to take the time to thank the entertainment, caterers, venues and other wedding services that made such a positive impact on our special day.


So let’s begin, with a few kind words and of course photos…


Natalie literally spent years looking for the perfect photographer, even before we had met! It is of course the female dream and she certainly found someone special in David Wadley – Wedding Photographer based in Sutton Coldfield. As you can see from the selection included in this post, of which the vast majority were captured by David, the photography is simply stunning, capturing the essence of the day with his genuine enthusiasm and eye for detail. David made us feel very comfortable throughout and the resulting wedding photo album is simply out of this world.



I believe my wife is best to review this one…

I have always enjoyed applying my own makeup and to be honest I was a little nervous about having someone else do it. However, Bryony Dalton – Professional Freelance Makeup Artist was absolutely fantastic, listening carefully to all of my thoughts and ideas and spending time with me until I was left with a result I could never achieve in my wildest dreams. I am so grateful to her for this reassurance and the relief of being able to trust someone to prepare me for the most important day of my life. So friendly, so helpful and amazing results lasting all day that were exactly what I had envisioned.
Natalie Woodcock


Wedding dress

The wedding dress was absolutely stunning and I have never felt so beautiful. The customisations I desired couldn’t have been achieved without your help and advice. I had so many compliments regarding the dress. Thank you Shakespeare in Love.
Natalie Woodcock

Bridesmaid dresses

Due to the hard work of Brides of Solihull, the bridesmaids looked absolutely lovely. The dresses fitted them all like a glove as they were so expertly adjusted.
Natalie Woodcock

Suit hire

Thank you to Grafton Manor Weddings for my own suit and those for the Best Man, Father of the Bride and Ushers. They were of exquisite taste and certainly looked the part on the day.



For both myself and my husband, The Wedding House, were by far the best choice as everything looked absolutely perfect. We couldn’t have wished for anything more. You also ensured the rest of the venue looked absolutely stunning.
Natalie Woodcock

Church & Venue


To Father Michael, we were both so pleased you were able to marry us and sincerely thank you for all your efforts in returning to Redditch to make this all possible. You held a very personal and beautiful service that we can look back on with many happy memories.

To Emma, Michael and the rest of the staff at Manor Hill House in Bromsgrove. Your venue was absolutely perfect and Emma, Michael and the staff worked tirelessly to ensure everything ran smoothly. We would also like to say a special thank you to Emma for assisting us and the photographer, allowing us to capture some truly beautiful photos.

Vehicle Hire

Finishing Touch Cars who provide Wedding Cars among other transportation for special occasions ensured my wife arrived at the church on time (certainly pleased about that one!) and also provided a very relaxing journey to the venue, our first as husband and wife – where we both felt completely at ease with the professional and friendly driver.



Thank you to Gail for the wedding cake, which everyone complimented on how delicious it tasted, which is possibly why it didn’t last very long!

The food provided while at Manor Hill House was absolutely delicious throughout, so a big thank you to everyone involved.



You were by far the best choice Jo as the wedding stationary was absolutely exquisite and we doubt we will ever come across any stationary as good as your own again.
Natalie Woodcock



Roy Forbes and his swing band were an absolute joy to listen to. Roy with his stunning soulful voice, which captured everyones attention and his live backing performers ensured everyone were not just entertained, but also taken on a nostalgic ride through the decades. You just can’t beat a ‘live’ performance.

Having heard Joe Seager at the Birmingham Wedding Show, it was immediately obvious he was the right artist for us… The selection and variety of tracks, suiting various styles of music provided a perfect blend of entertainment, atmosphere and ambience required for our wedding breakfast.

Joe, performed absolutely beautifully while we dined, with his soft vocals and expertly played guitar performance. Not overpowering where potentially it could have unsettled and distracted the guests, instead Joe created the perfect balance and tone where everyone appreciated his musical talent. Truly stunning!

The Cantabile String Quartet introduced the guests to the venue with a sophisticated atmosphere, with a mixture of traditional and even modern well-known songs which were all superbly arranged.

Chris Smith from the Best Disco was not only our DJ, but also the Master of Ceremonies, all professionally organised and lots of fun throughout.

Also a big thank you also to Mike Hart, who recorded the entire day for us both, which I will be editing myself at some point in the near future.

Final Thoughts…

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the day will certainly be remembered by all. The friendliness and professionalism surpassed our expectations by all those who dedicated their time and services, we both myself and Natalie are more than happy to recommend and highlight their achievements within the post. We had such a wonderful day, which we will look back on with fondest memories.

James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.